Job Detail

Organization: Clark County - Vancouver, WA
Title: Land Records Technician I/II
Location: Vancouver, WA

Posted: 2020-12-16
Application Deadline: 2021-01-31

Position Description:

Job Summary

The Clark County Geographic Information Services (GIS) division has a current opening for a Land Records Technician. The position will be hired at the I or II level, depending on the incumbent’s experience and education. The Land Records Technician position performs nearly the full range of process work associated with land records and parcel maintenance and serves as a contact for customers (property owners, businesses, government agencies, etc.) regarding these technical issues.

This position reports directly to the Land Records Technician Lead and GIS Manager. The Land Records Technician Lead makes assignments by defining objectives, priorities and deadlines and assists the incumbent with unusual situations or problems that do not have clear precedents.

The Land Records Technician will work alongside other Land Records Technicians to plan and carry out the work independently and everyone is expected to work together to resolve problems in accordance with instructions, policies and accepted practice.

Education and Experience:

• One (1) to three (3) years of experience researching, interpreting and mapping legal descriptions, and researching property ownership history (chain of title).


• One (1) year of experience researching, interpreting and mapping legal descriptions and researching property ownership history (chain of title).
• Two (2) years of college level education in Surveying, Forestry, Paralegal, Records Management or a related field.

College degrees must have been conferred by an institution of higher education and have National Recognition of Accrediting Agencies by the U.S. Secretary of Education; official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Knowledge of: Legal descriptions pertaining to land ownership, research methods to determine right-of-way and property ownership history (chain of title), principles of geographic mapping and cartography, Esri ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro software, mathematics, and effective methods and principles of customer service and problem-solving.

Ability to: Read, understand and interpret legal descriptions and legal documents as they pertain to real property; understand and respond to map product requests from the public; understand and respond to questions as they pertain to the County’s property maps and land records; learn and remain current on technical processes, trends, and applicable computer software; and establish and maintain working relationships with employees and the public.

An online application is required. For complete job announcement, application requirements, and to apply on-line, please visit our website at:

Salary Grade: Local 11.707 ($21.21 - $27.12) per hour

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